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Balochistan economic scene: Gwadar deep-water Port-a distant dream

By Siddiq Baluch The national economy is in complete shambles. The rulers got an issue to pacify the broad masses that there is a turnaround in the shape of Gwadar Deep-Water Port. Gwadar is raised as a hope for taking the country out of its economic mess and some people had started believing in such hollow slogans. Massive corruption, gas, ...

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India in crisis

By Lal Khan  The patterns of social and economic development in India are so uneven that the country can be presented as a museum of historical materialism. Housing about twenty percent of world’s population, India hosts more than forty percent of its poverty. At the same time, it was the largest buyer of arms from the military industrial complexes around the ...

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Gwadar, China And The Unrest

Days after prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, visited China and granted the Chinese operational control of the Gwadar Port in Balochistan, a massive attack on a security checkpoint on July 27 killed ten personnel of the Coast Guards. The Baloch Liberation Front (B.L.F.), an underground armed group fighting for a free Balochistan, accepted responsibility for the attack and claimed that the ...

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Balochistan is Pakistan’s Original Sin: Malik Siraj Akbar

By Sanjay Kumar Malik Siraj Akbar chose exile over death. He lived to tell the story of resistance, a freedom movement and the fight for democracy in Balochistan. Geographically, Balochistan may be part of Pakistan but in its heart it is an independent nation, one that never accepted the Islamic Republic’s forceful annexation in 1948. Akbar started his journalistic career in 2006 ...

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Missing person case: Missing persons issue will not be resolved through task force: Chief Justice

Islamabad: Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has remarked severe punishment be awarded to the accused persons but all the family members be not subjected to injustice. He further remarked “ we had earlier decided that the undercover persons will not be brought to fore. But the patience has now run out and we will not care for any one. ...

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The truth of threatening a Baloch journalist

By Altaf Baloch  Baluchistan, where Journalists lack ownership and support from media organizations and  confront number of hurdles.  Currently Balochistan has become a battle field for journalist because on daily basis journalists receive death threats from different armed groups, professional criminals and secret agencies of the state; however, the responsible authorities and media organizations do not take theses issue serious, ...

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Quetta: Four terrorists killed in operation against banned outfits

QUETTA: Four suspected terrorists were killed during a search operation carried out by security forces in Quetta’s Mullahkhel Abad area on Tuesday, media reported. According to the sources, two security men were also injured in exchange of fire with militants during a crackdown against banned religious organizations. Police, Anti-Terrorist Force and Frontier Constabulary jointly conducted a raid near Magsi Stop ...

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I Hope Intelligence Agencies Will Work with Us: Chief Minister Dr. Malik Baloch

By Benazir Shah  We recently spoke with Dr. Baloch of the National Party about the challenges his coalition government in Quetta must overcome for peace in Pakistan’s restive province. Excerpts: How does one quell the violence in Balochistan? Balochistan’s problems are multidimensional. There is the Baloch insurgency, sectarianism, target killings, and then the large number of kidnappings. I am in ...

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Gwadar attack

In a classic guerilla attack, some 24 insurgents of the Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) (whose spokesman later took responsibility for the incident) stormed a Coast Guards isolated outpost in the Sundsar area near Gwadar. Of the 14 Coast Guards personnel manning the post, seven were killed, the rest wounded, while the two personnel missing were later claimed by the BLF ...

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Balochistan predicament and responsibilities of leftists

By Sabah-ud-Din Saba  The Pakistan ruling class never agreed to conceive the enigma of Balochistan and feel here’s people outlook. And ruling class only sight all things by bestowed optical of imperialist. The senseless ruling class is not capable that be made expectations from them for adjustment of said malady. It is very sad that left-wing intellectual, politicians and analysts ...

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